that shows the importance of each character. >> so, we're empowering the kids to figure out what the story is, figure out who the characters are, and then create a visual representation of that, the idea being the audience will then be able to tell and follow the story just by looking at the pictures. right, left. right, left. right, left. back, left. >> marty gets the kids loosened up to do some moves. >> back, left. back, left. >> next is learning a few singing techniques. >> and a lot of that has to do with breathing, posture, becoming a character, diction, vowels -- all the things they know, but so that they can personally do it on their own and then apply it to their character no matter what role they're playing, wherever they are, because music is what it's about in a musical. >> no one knows that more than the creators of the tv show "smash." without their sponsorship, itheatrics wouldn't be able to bring these workshops to schools across the country. >> thank you, "smash"!